To The Doctor…

We saw Paul’s GP and she said “bursitis” in the left knee. It was bad enough that we stayed home and did not walk. Sue called the doctor and we got in about 2:20 PM.  The doctor knew pretty quickly… Bursitis!

Under the kneecap (suprapatellar) bursa got inflamed!

Paul kept ice on it and stayed still until about 4:00 PM when the ol’ cabin fever took over and we went to Old Ranch and then Kobe Steakhouse.

Did You Know? – Bursitis is the inflammation of one or more bursae (small sacs) of synovial fluid in the body. They are lined with a synovial membrane that secretes a lubricating synovial fluid. There are more than 150 bursae in the human body. The bursae rest at the points where internal functionaries, such as muscles and tendons, slide across bone. Healthy bursae create a smooth, almost frictionless functional gliding surface making normal movement painless. When bursitis occurs, however, movement relying on the inflamed bursa becomes difficult and painful. Moreover, movement of tendons and muscles over the inflamed bursa aggravates its inflammation, perpetuating the problem.

We went home and watched TV keeping the knee cool!

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet loving my best friend and wife, having fun, learning, and passing on helpful things to others.
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